The Optimist Club of Gettysburg will get back to the business of Optimism on Wednesday, January 2, at the clubs first meeting of the new year.  The club will be wrapping up the final fund raising project of 2012 with a report on the Optimist Magic Show.   Members have not met in a regular business meeting since November, having focused on the Optimist Family Holiday Party and the registration for the Clubs Youth Basketball Program in the month of December.

A busy winter season awaits Club members.  The Optimist Youth Basketball Program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 12.  Chairman, Matt Sheads and his corps of supporters are planning for another successful year and, while early registration has come to a close, youngsters can still sign up for a season of fun filled Saturday mornings.  Those who wish to join the others may still register via the Optimist Club website at  http://gettysburgoptimist.org,  click on “News” and select the 2013 Optimist Youth Basketball page to reveal the registration form and project information.  Completed forms can be returned via email on the website contact page or delivered on the first day of the event.

The Optimist Annual Oyster and Shrimp Feed will be a topic of discussion at this week’s meeting.  The Project Chairman, Wayne Hill, is making final arrangements for this popular, long running project.  He and Stacey Green will be looking for members ideas and suggestions on the details of the project.  Some significant changes and improvements are on the horizon for 2013, so don’t miss this opportunity to advance your Optimistic opinion.

President Craig is putting together a busy meeting schedule for the club and is looking for the support of all members as he continues with his administrative year of Optimist serving the youth of Gettysburg.  The meeting will be held at the Lutheran Theological Seminary Refectory on Wednesday, January 2, beginning at 6:30 pm.  The meal will be prepared by Biggerstaff’s Catering.

Come on out and join us in serving our community as “Friends of Youth”.

The final registration for the 2013 year Gettysburg Optimist Youth Basketball Program will be held on Saturday, December 15th  at the Gettysburg Middle School Cafeteria from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. All Gettysburg area youth in grades 1-6 are invited to participate free of charge.

If you are unable to attend the final public registration but your child is interested in participating, complete the Optimist Hoops Registration form here and email the completed form to us at gettysburgoptimist@gettysburgoptimist.com.

The Gettysburg Optimist Youth Basketball Program has been conducted annually for more than 25 years and is one of the 19 youth related programs supported by the Optimist Club of Gettysburg.  The popular program will begin in January 2013 and run on Saturday mornings through March.  Sessions are scheduled for:

  • January 12th
  • January 19th
  • January 26th
  • February 2nd
  • February 9th
  • February 23rd
  • March 2nd
  • March 9th

There will be no sessions on Presidents Day Weekend in February

Register your youth today and come on out and enjoy the fun!

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg is hosting the Annual All Star Magic Show to be held on December 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Lincoln Elementary School.  The local “Friends of Youth” have sponsored the entertainment each December for more than 20 years and look forward to the show again this year!  Come out and Enjoy the show!

The Annual Gettysburg Optimist Family Christmas Party will be held at the Refectory on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6pm.  Cocktails/Hors d’ oeuvres followed by dinner beginning at 6:30pm.  Members, their families and guest are are invited to attend by contacting Stacey Green at staceygreen1215@yahoo.com.

The cost is $10 for Optimist members and each of their guests.  Children under 12 are free.  Remember to bring a small gift (under $10) with a child’s name so that Santa can give them the present!

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season!

Reminder: The first registration for the 2013 year Gettysburg Optimist Youth Basketball Program will be held on Saturday, December 8th at the Gettysburg Middle School Cafeteria from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Youth in grades 1-6 are invited to participate free of charge. We hope to see you there!